School Library Award

Learning Resources for Education are delighted to offer all schools in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties the opportunity to accredit their library service through our award scheme.

What is the School Library Award?

The SLS-UK School Library Award is available nationally, via the Association of Senior Education and Children's Librarians (ASCEL), administered locally by individual SLSs. We are delighted that the School Library Association (SLA) the School Library Group (SLG) and Libraries Connected have endorsed the Award. 

Any primary or secondary school may apply to work towards achieving the main award or the Gold version for high-achieving services.

The award is a self-assessment process conducted by the designated member of staff in charge of the library and endorsed by the Head Teacher. 

Why apply for a School Library Award?

The scheme allows schools to achieve in a range of areas, regardless of sector or financial constraints.

What does the self-assessment involve?

The assessment is an audit of 20 key activities with supporting documentation where necessary.

Who can apply?

The award is open to all  schools in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is an administrative fee which also covers provision of certificates:

  • £50 for schools who subscribe to Learning Resources for Education
  • £60 for non-subscribing schools who are members of the Schools Library Association
  • £70 for all other schools.

How does my school apply?

Please contact Learning Resources for Education to find out more.